This Website is dedicated to the Filming Sites and Movie Locations of John Wayne. However, it is in no way associated with the John Wayne Estate or business enterprises. Go to johnwayne.com to find the official website and to https://johnwayne.org/ to find the wonderful John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
This new book follows John Wayne's trail, from his humble beginnings on the Fox backlot to his final filming site in Lone Pine. The American icon worked on film sets around the globe. Locations in Mexico, Normandy, Ireland, Libya, Africa, Rome, Madrid, London are covered, along with his favorite vacation spots in Hawaii, Acapulco, Greece, Monaco, as well as the Hollywood hotspots he frequented. Anectodes revisit his famous scenes, from the meadow where Rooster charged in True Grit to the exact spot where Sean Mercer chased the rhino in Hatari! Production details describe how San Diego stood in for Iwo Jima, how Old Tucson was turned into El Dorado, and how Genghis Kahn ruled the deserts of Utah. Never before published photos present then-and-now views in this first of its kind guided tour for film location hunters and Wayne aficionados.
All photos on this website courtesy of Roland Schaefli, unless otherwise stated.
If you like this site, you'll like this brandnew book: the first comprehensive guide to the John Wayne Locations, with hundreds of then-and-now photos, unpublished behind-the-scenes-pictures and detailed tour descriptions
Find directions to locations and anecdotes from the Duke's movie sets in this new publication from McFarland, available now at bookstores everywhere
All pictures posted on this website are from the collection of the author, unless otherwise noted